Party Time

Do you know who has been partying all these days??? 

JUPITER! 

He decided to become a party animal…. get it???, animal????!!!! Haha! 

So every night when I come home, he come out to say hello. Sometimes he stares at me asking to be taken out. Usually he just stays with me, writing the blogs, watching a movie or skyping with mom. But in recent days, he discovered he can go down and explore the room. He goes around around until he gets tired and hides in the shoes area. 

Look at him being caught red-handed. 

Sleepy Walking Afternoon

May 01st 217

Guess who went out walking yesterday afternoon!!! YES! Jupiter and Nova did.


Last week I felt how their tiny claws were getting too long and sharp and I knew it was time for a walk.


It is healthy for geckos to get a little sun and since they are crepuscular animals, it is always a good idea to take them out right before sunset. However, it was somewhat early for them and they were a little sleepy.

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After a while they were more alert and enjoying the sunshine.


But as it is common for geckos 20-30 is enough to get exhausted and ready for another nap.

Jupiter Having Dinner

Today I have something special.

After almost 3 years of having Jupiter, I was finally able to capture a good video of him having dinner, or lunch or breakfast. Whatever you want to call it. There is a video of Nova and Jupiter having dinner together, but I still need to edit it.

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NO, I am just kidding Geckos do not eat pizza, they eat crickets. Hope you like my video.

Subscribe to my blog and to my youtube channel, where you will find only this video, but I am hoping to have some more soon.

Waking up Guilt

Geckos are nocturnal, better said crepuscular, which means they should wake up when the sun goes down. We as humans should wake up when the sun goes up, but come on! on Saturdays no body wakes up that early.Guess what? neither did my geckos. It was 8 pm when I took this pictures and they are just opening their little eyes. Oh big lazy ones!

 

Best companions

I love both Jupiter and Nova, despite some people saying that I have preference for Jupiter. But that is not true, Jupiter is more curious and very jealous, Nova is more calm and sweet. If Jupiter sees me petting Nova before him, he stands up, fixes his sight at us and gives me a demanding […]

Designing Houses

This a house I designed for them a few months ago. It was a great design, specially for summer. And see they actually liked it.

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Nova, the happy lady gecko in the previous house

 

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The Jubilat Jupiter in his previous house
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“Oh I am happy, I am such a happy gecko”

 

… and then they started fighting. Jupiter is bigger and stronger, so poor Nova, always got the worse part, but even Jupiter got some bites from her. It was a little bit hard for to understand, because I tried putting walls to separate them, and they always managed to get back together. It is a love-hate relationship they have. Sometimes it was that Jupiter went looking for Nova, but sometimes it was Nova show looks for Jupiter. I could only assumed that something in their house was unsettling them.

And this time they would be separated….

If you read my previous post, then you can see that is IMPOSSIBLE

In case you did not see the yet their new house, here it is.

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New house, where they are separated, fight less, but still miss each other.

 

 

Demanding Pampering

So all these last few days I had to take little Nova out two times a day  to give her the medicine the vet gave us. Guess who is jealous thinking he is missing the pampering? Yep! JUPITER! So here he is asking me to take him out as well:  

 
He stands on the highest place and makes sure I see him. Or perhaps he is just curious to see what I am doing with Nova. Not being convinced he still wants to out. So here he is being a little more happy:  

 

Nova Taking her Medicine

Little sweet Nova was feeling ill from her tummy, so I took her to the veterinarian last Saturday. It took me a long time to finally find a good reptile vet, but I was finally lucky to find a good, very professional one. All the nurses went “Oh how cute! How beautiful and bright colours! I have never seen a gecko so pretty before!”. I was a proud mother of geckos at that moment. The vet grabbed her with care and examined her, that is how I find out she is now weighing 71 gr. How cute is that! I am happy she is getting bigger and gained 20 beautiful grams since last year. She has nothing serious but the doc gave us a little medicine for her to take.

A natural reaction for geckos is to open their mouths when their lips are rubbed with a finger. I read it many times and even watched videos of how to give them medicine. I know Jupiter does it, I have tried before, however Nova has never had this reaction, so I was worried if she would take her medicine or not. At first I tried as I read how to, but as it turns out it was far easier than I thought. She is a very good girl, sweetly and obediently just do as I tell her and without any effort she just drinks it from the syringe without complaining, even though it is a little bit bitter. After that she just curls up and sleep in my arms… She is so tender.  Here she is after taking her medicine:

sleeping nova

Drinking water

So I caught Jupiter drinking water. He stays like this for a long time as if trying to decide if he is really thirsty or not. Two sips and then he goes away. I have never seen little Nova drinking any water, though. I suppose she does, at least I hope she does. Sometimes I worry and place a few water drops around her mouth, but she only takes one or two.

jupiter drinking water

I always give them mineral, purified water, however a time ago I encounter a person who mentioned that his brother has five leopard geckos and that he always has had many, so he just give them tap water.  I could not give any opinion on the matter, but even if I had as many geckos as planets and stars in the galaxy to name them after, I would still give them purified water. One can never be too careful about tap water, especially where I live, and I do not want my geckos to get impacted from something as simple as that.

Gecko Tenderness

On those days when one is just dissapointed with the world, it takes nothing but two seconds of looking into the Geckos house to cheer up and feel revitalized. I know it is just their face but they always look happy and tender, and sometimes, just sometimes it is like they know I can use a Gecko hug and come out from their hiding places and look at me like this and wait there until I take them out.

Jupiter y nova

They are actually very patient, because they are a bit annoyed by light but I guess they really enjoy to curl up in my hands. Jupiter loves to sit on my shoulder but Little Nova loves when I hold her in my arms and stays there until she falls asleep. Last week I showed this to my aunt, she is an animal lover like me. Even so, I do not remember ever before seeing the tenderness face she had while looking at us. It was quite a moment!

Who would have ever thought that reptiles could be this loving!